A 23-year-old motorist who allegedly ran over a pedestrian in Santa Ana and took off was charged Wednesday with hit-and-run causing death.
Ramiro Garcia Jr. was also charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license due to a DUI, according to court records.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 19.
The pedestrian was walking across Fairview Street from the west side to the east side near Dahl Lane when he was struck by a southbound vehicle on Fairview just after 6 p.m. Sunday, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
The victim, whose name was withheld pending identification via fingerprint records, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect’s sister, Rosa Garcia, 30, of Santa Ana, and another Santa Ana woman, Janette Cuevas Garcia, 29, were both booked on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to Bertagna.
They were released on bail. It was not immediately clear if criminal charges had been filed against the women.
A vehicle with damage consistent with the collision was found, according to Santa Ana police Sgt. Oliver Grant.
–City News Service